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Food for Comfort

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Hej!
Everybody has their own rainy days and Mondays. But hey! It does not mean that you have to feel gloomy all day. I have always been the girl who has trust in food. Well, in humanity, too. But to food, I say : I DO! People might think I am just a tiny girl who eats a little. Even one of my classmate - Zhang - gave me a nickname "little cat" since I eat so little. I do eat in kids' portion, but I eat good food because I believe that good food equals to good mood.
In this post, I will list 5 dishes that I love for comforting myself on a gloomy day.
5. Hot chocolate and honey glazed donut
This is my obsession since I was still in high-school when the only donut shop in my city was Dunkin Donuts and they always had a promotion for workdays - one donut and iced / hot chocolate for a cheap deal. I always love classic, basic food. That's why I liked honey glazed donut so much. Even though the innovations of donut making have gone wild now (with the sakura mochi donut, burger…

Easy Sweet Snack to Greet Spring Time

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Hej!It has been a long time since I posted my last blog. I am most thrilled that this week is the first week of spring, here in Sweden. Although the first day of spring was quite disappointing since it was freezing cold with wind and snow, these past two days have been awesome. The sun was shining bright and I could see little baby flowers on the green patches. I was walking down the street just outside Ullevi with my boyfriend and we were so happy to see yellow flower buds on the pedestrian ways.
The lovely weather in Gothenburg got me feeling a little bit more excited to make sweet munchies than before. That is why today, I baked a simple and easy snack to greet spring time. I call it “Mini Napoleon Puffs”


Ingredients (for 12 Puffs) :3 sheets of Puff pastry 2 tablespoons of Almond 1 egg, whisked Strawberry jam Nutella / chocolate spread 1 banana
Method :1. Preheat oven with 175C, using top and bottom heat. 2. Roll the puff pastry until 2mm thin, cut into 7.5cm x 7.5cm squares. 3. Brush puff p…

The Rare Sunlight

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Sun-kissed in winter time
It was not my nature to check the weather forecast every start of the day, but it is now becoming a daily basis where I wish the weather will be as friendly as possible. It’s not that I am not used to the windy and cold weather yet, but maybe coming from a very bright and sunny place kind of makes me underestimate how the sun surely be missed in this gloomy and dark side of the globe, especially in this particular season of the year, winter. This country has changed my mind about the sun. I used to cover up my whole body before I went out on a sunny day in my hometown, but now I am always looking forward to enjoy the sunlight. To all my Swedish friends, now I get it why you guys love the sun so much.
It was the second day of 2017, where I was absolutely thrilled to see the weather forecast says 2 degree Celcius and sunny in Gothenburg, Sweden (I am officially adapted to this kind of temperature now, yay!). It was a perfect day where I could go outside and enjoy…

Mengisi Hari yang Dingin di Gothenburg

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Hej!
Winter sudah mulai di Swedia dan hari ini adalah hari Natal. Di Gothenburg hiasan natal berupa pohon natal dan lampu-lampu indah suah dipasang di mana-mana. Meskipun indah, terkadang cuaca yang dingin dan angin yang menghempas wajah sering membuat mahasiswa di sini jadi malas keluar rumah. Maka dari itu, di hari Natal yang syahdu di Gothenburg yang gloomy ini, saya mengisi hari dengan memasak sesuatu yang manis untuk menghangatkan suasana.


Ini adalah resep Christmas Choco Balls a la saya!
Bahan : Biskuit Marie 1 packBaking Chocolate 1 barSusu kental manis (condensed milk) 1 kalengKayu manis bubuk ½ sendok tehVanilla bubuk / cair ½ sendok tehButter / Smör 150gr

Untuk penyajian : Meses / sprinklesBubuk kakao dicampur dengan gula bubukSugar hearts / Sugar christmas treesCup kertas untuk kue

Cara : Cairkan cokelat dan butter dalam satu mangkuk kecil dengan cara ditim.Hancurkan biscuit marie sampai halus di dalam mangkuk besar (jika memiliki food processor atau blender juga dapat dipakai).Tab…

No more after five, part 2 : 10 trivia singkat tentang keunikan belajar di Swedia

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Hi!Ini lanjutan dari post sebelumnya ya :) 


10 trivia singkat tentang keunikan belajar di Swedia
1. Dikit - dikit pake kartu
Ada kartu ID sekolah yang bisa dipakai sebagai kartu uang, ada kartu perpustakaan, ada kartu kunci pintu.






2. Panggil dosen langsung pakai nama
Nggak ada tuh kayak di film Harry Potter manggilnya Professor Snape haha. Di sini manggilnya langsung pakai nama depan. Nggak ada juga pak bu mba mas bang ade gitu deh.

3. Seminggu bisa aja gitu tugasnya disuruh baca paper belasan judul dan nontonin Youtube
Ya. This is real. And super fun actually. Biasanya papernya sih sekitar 7 - 35 halaman, bervariasi. Video youtube nya biasanya dari TED atau dari website-website online lecture.

4. Dikit - dikit istirahat
Budaya belajar di sini setelah satu jam sampai satu setengah jam selalu ada break singkat selama 10-20 menit.

5. Suka banget presentasi
Tugas-tugas di sini banyak banget yang selalu diselipi tugas presentasi. Bagus sih, jadi belajar komunikasi.




6. Jarang ada lampu warna putih
Bela…

No more after five, part 1 : Belajar di Swedia

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Hi!
It's been one heck of a rollercoaster journey since I arrived in Sweden to study. Since the journey is so challenging yet exciting at the same time, I don't even know where to start to write about my story as an international student here. Since this information might be more helpful for you, my fellow Indonesian, who wants to study abroad (especially in Sweden), I am gonna write in Bahasa this time (this is time for you to learn Bahasa Indonesia, my dear fellow Chalmerists :p).
Oke! Kita mulai ya! Biar topiknya tersusun agak rapi dan nggak membingungkan, mungkin saya bagi tulisan ini menjadi beberapa bagian ya! Belajar di Swedia Belajar di Swedia adalah pilihan pertama saya (dan satu satunya pilihan saya) sebelum saya memutuskan untuk daftar LPDP. Sebenarnya untuk mendaftar kuliah di Swedia itu nggak terlalu sulit dan nggak ribet karena sistemnya semua sudah terintegrasi dengan rapi. Kalian bisa cek di universityadmissions.se dan cek juga di masing-masing program kampus tujua…

The Five Fashion Items I See Everywhere in Gothenburg

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Hej!


Before I start blabbering about random things, I want to say that I am awfuly confused now whether to write this blog in English or Bahasa Indonesia because now that my friends are mostly from around the world, I want you guys to be able to read them too :B *first world problem*

Oh well, let me just try. Please please please forgive me for my just-ok-quality English! :D



The best weather you can get in Gothenburg during my first week of August. Now? --> check my instastory : @titisrk 

So this is actually my first blog since I moved to Gothenburg, Sweden three months ago. Yay! (Forgive me for not posting for too long).


My first impression of the city is this city has a perfect size for me and (-I didn't expect that I would say this but-) the weather is soooo perfect (so far. Please Gothenburg don't be so cold). I am quite happy that people here are friendly and nice. Maybe some people are quite shy, but then when you get to know them, they are really really really nice. Other …